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Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
, jack lew, to be his next treasury secretary. outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner should be there also. >> spearing tough fiscal fights with congress and his choice is raising questions about how independent the new treasury chief will be from the white house. steve liesman taking a close are look at this. steve, how independent are they and when they get too independent as paul o'neill did, they get fired. >> very good point. one is how much independence they exercise in office but the other is the chief criticism of jack lew so far is how much independence he brings to the job before he takes the office. the issue is when you think about the past seven treasury secretaries they've all come to the office in their resume with a bit of intendens, which leads you to something other than politics at the white house. let's go through it now. lloyd benson back in 1939 appointed by clinton, he was politically right of center of president clinton. that was the one thing. robert rubin came from goldman sac sachs. it was something other than political. larry summers, appointed by clinton a
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
secretary of treasury tim geithner. but can he get through the senate? that the question. john is here in new york with perspective on that. what do you think, john? >> yes, he can. he is liked across the political spectrum. he is an effective liberal serving tip o'neill in the past. but we know that second term cabinet are beginning to fall into place. we have had the national security members of the team named in the last few days but now jack lew will be named, we expect tomorrow, to replace tim geithner who has been wanting to leave for some time. here is what president obama gets, someone with vast experience in handling capitol hill and dealing with budget negotiations. he's been a part of almost lever r every big budget negotiation the last couple of decades. secondly, someone who will remain part of his inner circle and genial personality. what he doesn't get is the experience tim geithner brought, years of financial regulation. tim geithner headed the bank of new york. he doesn't have the ties to wall street that a wall street executive might provide. jack lew did work at citi
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew to replace tim geithner. will that a make a deal on the debt easier or tougher? >> and constellation brands raising its estimates. the stock is one of the s&p's top performers of the year. not getting much of a bood boost at all though. will this push the adult beverage company even higher? don't miss our exclusive with the company's ceo, rob sands. that's coming up. >> and aig's board declining to join a controversial shareholder lawsuit against the government over the $1 will 2 billion bailout of the company. i'll get the inside story from the ceo of the company, bob benmosche joining me here exclusively in the 4:00 hour of the "closing bell." back in a moment. curb... make you a target for thieves? or that dog bites account for a third of all home liability claims? what if you didn't know that one in seven drivers is uninsured? and that grease fires have to be smothered? the more you know, the better you can plan for whats ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ [
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
experience in financial regulation that tim geithner brought to the job having head of the federal reserve bank of new york during the financial crisis. but jack lew is expected to be announced today. the pecked speculation about his replacement as white house chief of staff has centered in the last 24 hours around dennis mcdonna. sources tell me that dennis mcdonough is the chief candidate. ron biden has already been a contender. wool see whether the president pairs the announcement of a new chief of staff with jack lew's appointment today. >> so jack lew seems to have the nomination locked up. danny krugman is expected to be looked go ahead at for treasury secretary. >>> still, that's a subject for great discussion. now let's bring you up to speed with the action on today's global markets report. will i sixuan is with us. hi, sixuan. >> thank you, ross. that surprising number in trade data has helped beat sentiment in asia. the sensex index had a fresh 19-month high in trade before closing up .6%. airline stocks on upgrades. the shanghai composite finished in the green, up .4%. the nucle
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
that tim geithner that republicans are. the easy thing about him, i think you are right. he is far more ideological than that, he is not like tim geithner. he is head of the new york fed. he is well versed in the new york currency and you have a life long budgeteer. can i add to that? i want to say something about out going. i have the highest regard for them. his financial knowledge was excellent. his knowledge of the whole banking arena. and i'll tell you this too, while i disagreed with him on fiscal issues. he and i had a great personal relationship. what i understand is, he does not have a personal relationship and doesn't know how to deal with people on the other side of the i'll. and that on top of his personal experience to me makes this a poor choice. >> on financial experience i'll grant you some points. this is a guy who has been negotiating complicated deals for 20 years. on the hill in the reagan years, and because there were these tough opepisodes, i would reall take that off your list. >> according to that book, he helped sabotage, he was the guy, he was the guy jar
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
. great work. thank you. >>> by the way, breaking news. tim geithner will stay on as treasury secretary until january 25th. that is, of course, not assuming if jack lew is confirmed. geithner is probably gone either way but he will stay on a couple more weeks for the president. so tim geithner will stay on until january 25th. >> the taxing amount of time it will take us to do our taxes this year. it is today's thing that makes you go hhmmm. >> and has gold lost its shine? or is now a golden opportunity to buy? stick around. [ male announcer s joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
. thank you very much, rick. >> role of tim geithner as taeshry secretary is nearing the end. we are learning more about the president's likely pick to replace him. john harwood joining us from washington. john, what can you tell us about jack lew? >> brian, jack lew is currently white house chief of staff. serving in a very low key way in that capacity. he is a long time government servant. former aid to tip o'neill. he has experience at all of the issues coming up before congress. he has experience as hillary clinton's chief of staff. he will leave a void that in replacing rom emmanuel. who is very valuable and controversy. but jack lew is opposite of that. he thinks he las the set of skills he needs among candidates to replace jack lew as chous chief of staff. one source tells me set leading candidate. we will see if that announcement is made tomorrow as is jack lew for treasury. >> if jack lew is secretary treasury, it'll look something like this, whatever that is. accidentally, tim geithner had a different signature but changed it for the green back. ma maybe jack lew will do th
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
tim geithner was picked, having worked closely with hank paulson at the federal reserve bank during the crisis, people were comforted by that. they said, well, maybe he's not so liberal. well, as it happened, larry summers was an advocate of more stimulus than others in the administration. so you can't necessarily read that much. events are going to dictate, i think, whether this president adapts his own view necessary a way that people interpret it as going to the center or not. but for the moment, he knows where he is and where he wants to go. and he's picking somebody who can help them achieve his agenda. >> you know, the thing you point out, that this is a situation where business leaders probably wanted one of their own, they may argue they want somebody in there looking for pro growth policies. but maybe more important is somebody who was very familiar with the financial markets. that was somebody that tim geithner created a lot of confidence because he knew the markets so well, knew the underworkings. and when there were big issues, you knew there was somebody who was going t
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
treasury adviser, what is his solution to the debt ceiling standoff and who should succeed tim geithner as treasury secretary. all that coming up next. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> the social media still have room to run? julia boorstin caught up with sales force.com in a cnbc exclusive to talk about how facebook and twitter are impacting business. >> every company's trying to connect with their customer in a whole new way. >> in what role does sales force now play and what are the business tools you offer? >> we've built an incredibly new cloud. we spent $1 billion in acquiring companies, just to be able to show our customers exactly how to connect to their customers. whether you're connecting on facebook, whether you're connecting on twitter, whether you're listening like we're doing right here at our social media
CNBC
Jan 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >> all right, so picture this. treasury secretary tim geithner gets the mint to make a one coin, the value, $1 trillion. then he takes that coin over to the federal reserve bank and deposits it. then the government writes checks against that trillion dollars. so that does that mean there's no need to raise the debt ceiling? joining us now to explain it all is deputy editor is the business insider. joe? >> how you doing? >> there's a law that says the treasury secretary can mint a platinum coin, how does that work? >> the treasury secretary does have broad discretion over specifically platinum coinage, the size of it, the denomination and so forth. a lot of people frustrated with the debt ceiling, it looks like the same thing in 2011, second time we don't think the debt ceiling is something to be used for a negotiating point, they're excited this could be a way to get around it. >> we showed that provision there. michelle and i were saying, this reminds us of zimbabwe. wouldn't this cause run away inflation? >> that's what people usually say, but it's important to make a distinction.
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
done. and tim geithner to his credit did not repeat that lie. so he's got a lot of problems and i agree, larry, i don't understand why the president keeps putting up people who are not qualified for the job. not only is he not qualified, you've got chuck hagel who he's trying to sell as a great infantry man. i love nurses, but they shouldn't be the head of hhs. we need qualified people with credibility with the other side. >> this whole thing's sort of this insider liberalism. >> right. >> it seems to me, ari, that's basically what jack is. he's an insider liberal, he's going to take his marching orders. you know, this administration runs everything from the oval office and president obama's ideology, which is a left wing ideology. i don't happen to share it. he won the election, i get that, but you just can't convince me that a jack lew or chuck hagel are first class appointments. they're not. nobody's going to buy that. >> how much time do i get to respond to jennifer's points? >> you get about 40 seconds. >> look, i think briefly on senator hagel, he was on the foreign relation
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
nomination of jack lew to replace tim geithner as the new treasury secretary. it's important to look at this in context of what it may mean for the debate on spending cuts as we approach this debt ceiling limit and the fight that is ensuing. tim get near is leaving january 25th. that means lew will be the main point person for this debt ceiling drama. so, what does this mean ahead of what is likely to be another hard fight? perhaps the best clues for that are in an op-ed from two years ago from jack lew. inis entitled "the easy cuts are behind us." the piece absolutely advocates getting out of our debt and getting the debt and deficit under control. but it does so by discussing some cuts in defense and then examples of scaling back things like something called the great lakes restoration initiative. not eliminating it, just cutting it by maybe a quarter of its present cost. a sav
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
february 15th and march the 1st. that's when the extraordinary measures that tim geithner is using right now to extend it are going to run out. republicans are saying absolutely, no rise in the debt ceiling without an equal number of spending cuts. democrats are saying we're not negotiating with you as all, because as whyte white house press secretary jay carney said look what happened when we tried that in 2011 it resulted in a credit rating downgrade. >> he will not negotiate with congress when it comes to the essential responsibility of congress to pay the bills that congress has incurred. it would be irresponsible to flirt with default. we saw what happened in the summer of 2011 when congress did flirt with default. >> and i think we can conclude from the fiscal cliff debate, maria, is that congress and the white house won't reach an agreement before they absolutely have to, and don't rule out possibility that the white house could yet invoke constitutional authority to unilaterally raise that debt limit if congress is not willing to play ball with them. >> we'll be wag. thanks
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
review. highlights from the news conference coming up. what does the future hold for tim geithner for his model for tackling the problems? this morning's early movers here on wall street. where is flo? anybody know where flo is? are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. >>> take a look at the dow map. boeing one of the biggest losers at this hour. it is down by 1.8%. we continue to monitor the faa conference out of washington. we will bring you the latest as soon as we have it. bank of america, no surprise there. wells fargo earnings dealing with softness down as well. wells fargo is down by 1.8%. >> trying to accumulate during the break some analysis of wells fargo. they're saying, listen, 10% annualized loan growth, not as bad as you think
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
learned from four years of tim geithner? coming up. >> coming up investing abroad. we're going to take a look at stocks and sector plays that will make you some money on a global scale. international fund manager george evans is going to join us on how he's investing and talk to us about how he's investing in the new year amid all this global uncertainty. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" on this friday morning. things have turned around. futures are now slightly up. we did have red arrows earlier in the morning and now things have turned remotely positive. making headlines, jpmorgan facing a u.s. order to improve compliance. reuters is now reporting that a government probe is expected to result in an order that the bank correct lapses in how it polices suspect money flows. an announcement could come as soon as today the report said. jpmorgan is not expected to pay a monetary penalty because regulators have been taking steps to force banks to tighten their anti-money laundering systems. this is just one more to add to the list. >> let's take some time right now to take a step back from
CNBC
Jan 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
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CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
outgoing treasury secretary, tim geithner said, we have no plan. and as geithner always says, plan beats no plan. you have no plan. >> and the american people have no idea what they're talking about on this stuff. >> that i agree with. we're sending conflicting messages. >> it doesn't matter what people think about cutting spending. we have to. >> the polling data show by 75% the american people want spending cuts. i will say this. i may be wrong and you all may be right. but i think the g.o.p. is now migrating towards the spending sequester. including the defense and national security cuts. we're going to debate that in a few moments with general mccaffrey. but i think the gop is migrating there. i think that is exactly the right thing to do. and it shows a little bit of courage. and i think this letter from the four senators today, keith, all it says is waw waw waw we don't want to cut spending. >> that's what john boehner says. interesting rates are low now, inflation is low now. we're still recovering from an economic crisis. this is not the time quite honestly to cut spending. this
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
talking about jack lew who is certainly further to the left of tim geithner. mr. lew is a government lifer. and john kerry well to the left of hillary clinton who was also recorded as rather hawkish as a senator. now hilda solis is resigning. not sure what that means, but as the president's moving further to the left in his second term. not a centrist. let's bring back karen finney, columnist for the hill. guy benson, and mark simone. guy, i think these appointments, all three of them, particularly, particularly hagel at defense, show a move to the left. what's your take? >> sure, i mean, of course they do, the president's a lefty, that's who he is. and now that he never has to face voters again, i think we'll see his administration drift even further to the left. i do see the lew appointment at least as an opportunity for republicans to highlight the fact that we have not had a federal budget in almost four years. and it is 100% the fault of democrats. a lot of americans don't know that. at least give guys like that a chance to really beat that drum. and one other thing,
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. succeeding tim geithner. lew has been budget director in both the obama and clinton administrations. he will pray a major role of course in negotiations over the debt ceiling and potential spending cuts. the president will make his announcement at 1:30 eastern. it's an event in the east room at the white house. i have to say off the bat just because he's a forest hills guy like me that i, you know, may be a little affinity, we grew up in the same town. >> that alone could be good. >> different generation. >> maybe a technocrat is what's necessary. no one tells me this guy is acrimonious. the talks may have been. but when we're trying to figure out what to cut, maybe you just need a guy who knows his way around the budget as opposed to a federal reserve guy. i thought tim geithner did a great job, though, and i know i find myself in the minority on that, but he came to the rescue of the system in apparel husband time and i think he good a remarkable job. >> jack lew is well respected by both sides of the aisle. and also portrayed
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm EST
-- would it be fed chairman timothy geithner? tim is here to explain what he thinks tim geithner's next move is after treasury. >> forget the banks. the face's wealthier are increasingly turning to pawn shops for revolving lines of personal and business credit. details from this booming business from our very own jane wells a little later on in the "closing bell." impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> treasury secretary timothy geithner will formally step down two weeks from today, so what's next for him? steve liesman is here with an interesting take. steve? >> reporter: thanks, maria. geithner will stay at treasury until january 25th. unclear if that's going to mean a seamless tra
CNBC
Jan 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
white house. there's no pretense that they have an interest in spending and when tim geithner's first offer in the negotiations was $1.6 trillion in new revenue, raise the debt ceiling with impunity and have more stimulus spending, that unbridled foolishness that has jarred the gop and the house. so those sort of shutdown questions become easier to coalescing. >> so it's a yes? it's on the table, is that right? >> well, as you and i have talked before, my home state is illinois, which is an example of what not to do. they chose revenues at a state level, didn't deal with the underlying spending drivers and what happened? higher than average unemployment, more per capita debt than any other state in the union almost and been downgraded twice. $7 billion in unpaid bills after the revenues come in. so i'm sensing just in talking to a lot of colleagues today and over the past couple of days a higher level of interest in going much further than they have ever gone before. >> last one, are all revenues off the table as far as you and the house leadership is concerned? >> yeah, that is old n
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am EST
of the currency talk. i leave that to tim geithner. >> you could have a great year based on currency fluctuation and horrible year based on things out of your control. >> the kinds of things we're selling, a lot of them are long term capital goods. fluctuations day-to-day are not a big impact. large businesses are more impacted by fluctuations. the larger project whether building power plant or airplanes is less impacted. >> are you frustrated in the slowness of getting trade deals done? >> we had three trade deals done and we're now executing them. we had a record deal in c colombia. still banks think of colombia 10 years ago, not 21st century. it's been a strong market for energy and small business. >> where are we in small business? what's the left you'd like to see done? >> free-trade agreements? >> yes. >> i leave that to the trade reps. i think trade agreements are hard to do. look how long it took to get the last three done. they're just really hard to do. there's a lot of discussion. what i'm really focused on is emerging markets where we step in at the export import bank and
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